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Video: PBS Pro Workload Manager Goes Open Source


In this video from SC15, Sam Mahalingam from Altair discusses the HyperWorks Unlimited Virtual Appliance and the new open source version of PBS Pro. “Our goal is for the open source community to actively participate in shaping the future of PBS Professional driving both innovation and agility. The community’s contributions combined with Altair’s continued research and development, and collaboration with Intel and our HPC technology partners will accelerate the advancement of PBS Pro to aggressively pursue exascale computing initiatives in broad classes and domains.”

NUMECA CFD Moves to the Cloud with UberCloud Containers


Today NUMECA announced that its complete suite of CFD software powered by UberCloud application software containers are now available as a service in any cloud.

Until recently it was my firm belief that cloud computing for engineering applications is one of the next big challenges we have to solve,” said Professor Charles Hirsch, President and founder of NUMECA International, and world-renowned expert on Computational Fluid Dynamics. “But when we came across UberCloud’s new application container technology and containerized all our CFD software packages we were surprised about the ease of use and access to any computing system on demand.”

Industries that Use Cloud Computing for HPC Applications

Figure 1 shows a loosely coupled system where there is no need for node-to-node communication at high speed.

Various industries have adopted or are in the planning and evaluation phase for using the cloud for HPC applications. Within the realm of technical computing, certain workloads are suited to a cloud-based HPC environment. Workloads could be considered either loosely coupled or tightly coupled. In each of the industries discussed in this article, multiple jobs submitted with different input parameters would be loosely coupled and not require a low-latency, high-speed interconnect, while a job that requires the use of multiple systems working in concert would be tightly coupled and need InfiniBand (IB).

NICE to Demo Technical Computing Apps in the Cloud at SC15


Today Italy’s NICE Software announced plans to demonstrate their latest remote visualization technologies at SC15 in Austin. Enhanced products include new release of NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV), improvements for ParaView users developed in collaboration with Kitware on NVIDIA GPUs, and the latest release of SGI VizServer powered by NICE software.

How to Move HPC Forward in Europe


“With a differentiated strategy, sufficient investment, and political will, Europe has what it takes to be a global player and to achieve this ambitious goal. We believe that, with a common effort by all public and private actors in HPC – including EU member states, industry, academia, and the European Commission – Europe can make it happen.”

Paving the Road to Exascale with Co-Design Architecture

Scot Schultz, Mellanox

In this special guest feature from the Print’n Fly Guide to SC15 in Austin, Scot Schultz from Mellanox writes that a new era of Co-Design will pave the way to Exascale. “Exascale computing will undoubtedly include three primary concepts: heterogeneous systems, direct communication through a more sophisticated intelligent network, and backward/forward compatibility. Co-Design includes these concepts in order to create an evolutionary architectural approach that will enable Exascale-class systems.”

UberCloud Delivers CAE as a Service with Univa Grid Engine Container Edition


Today the UberCloud announced a complete management and execution environment for UberCloud Application Containers powered by Univa Grid Engine Container Edition. Now, popular commercial and open source technical applications are available in ready-to-execute packages of software designed to deliver the tools that engineers need to complete their task in hand.

PRACEdays16 Issues Call for Participation


PRACEdays16 has issued their Call for Participation. Taking place May 10-12, 2016 in Prague, the conference will bring together experts from academia and industry who will present their advancements in HPC-supported science and engineering.

Council on Competitiveness Report: HPC Transforms Manufacturing


Today the Council on Competitiveness published a new report from the National Digital Engineering Manufacturing Consortium (NDEMC). Entitled “Modeling, Simulation and Analysis, and High Performance Computing: Force Multiplier for American Innovation,” the 88 age report explores how HPC transforms manufacturing.

Stanford Accelerates Solar Car with Sabalcore HPC Cloud


The Stanford Solar Car Project is using the Sabalcore HPC Cloud to significantly improve aerodynamics for their entry in the 2015 World Solar Challenge. “The car’s asymmetrical body, or catamaran design, as it’s called, required detailed simulation to understand and refine. After initial simulations comparing symmetrical and asymmetrical cars in general, the team embarked on a CFD iteration and refinement process that took over five months and utilized over 100,000 core-hours using Sabalcore’s HPC Cloud.”